1DT: Swingsets

Last weekend my neighbor started work on a massive engineering project, rivaling only the International Space Station in its scale and complexity.

He’s building a swingset.

Not one of those flimsy metal ones like when I was a kid, either. This is a gigantic cedar castle, with slides and swings and flags and ramparts and, I imagine, its own little garrison of swingset soldiers camped inside to protect it from potential invaders.

These things are all the rage in my neighborhood. Last summer a couple of them popped up in backyards, but this year everyone has one. It’s really scary, in a way. 

As if my street isn’t cookie-cutter enough as it is, now I feel like I need to get one of these sets for my own yard, if only to maintain the symmetry.


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